Amongst the most garlanded musicians of our time, violinist James Ehnes is a true virtuoso. Although he has produced acclaimed recordings from the whole classical repertoire, recent years have seen him focus on the twentieth century. Ehnes’ Barber, Korngold, Walton won a Grammy, while his Elgar Violin Concerto grabbed a Gramophone award. His ongoing Bartók series for Chandos, with pianist Andrew Armstrong has been heralded by The Observer as “outstanding” and “persuasive.” In the words of John Allison of the Daily Telegraph, “No one today is better placed to play this music than James Ehnes.”
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The evening continues Ehnes’ and
Armstrong’s journey with four pieces. Both halves open with a folk-inspired
piece – Rhapsody No. 2 and the Sonatina – before leaping into a major
work. First up is the Sonata for Solo Violin, written for
no less a player than the legendary Yehudi Menuhin. Then, to close, they will
play the Violin Sonata No. 1, a catalogue of string techniques that shows
the instrument at its full range.
|What||James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong, Wigmore Hall|
|Where||Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
On 10 Jan 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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